IOWA

The Des Moines Art Center announced that a new restaurant has opened on its premises – Tangerine at the Art Center. Owners Susan Madorsky and Cherry Madole, who have prepared food for special events throughout Central Iowa for the past 20 years as Tangerine Catering, are opening the location as their first restaurant. Des Moines Business Record

Former executive director Megan Vollstedt has left the Iowa AgriTech Accelerator to begin as the agronomy and technology dditor at Successful Farming, a Meredith Corp. publication.InnovationIOWA 

Staci Ackerson of Shankland Insurance, Charles City, received the 2019 Neal Smith Entrepreneur of the Year Award Feb. 26 in Des Moines. Mason City Globe Gazette 

NATION

The fastest-growing segment of startup companies is made up of women-owned businesses, with businesses owned by women making up a larger share of black-owned businesses than of white-owned businesses. Forbes 

Women scientists seeking first-time funding for projects from the National Institutes of Health receive grants that are an average of $40,000 less than those given to their male counterparts, according to a new study published in JAMA. Bizwomen.com 

Yelp has added a "women-owned business" attribute as an option on company landing pages, making it easier for users of the search and review service to support female founders.Bizwomen.com 

Virgin Atlantic’s styling and grooming guidelines have finally landed in 2019. The U.K.-based airline no longer requires its female cabin crew to wear any makeup, the company announced last week. MarketWatch